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Georgian Charm at Lakeside Heritage Haven
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Wallacetown, ON
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Max Rig Size
Up to 45 ft
Max Nights
1
Parking Spaces
2
Same Day Requests
Yes
About
As the first rays of dawn glisten over Lake Erie, imagine yourself waking up amidst history and nature at a unique RV camping retreat in Ontario's storied countryside. The essence of the past meets the tranquility of the present in this historical haven set within the serene John E. Pearce Provincial Park, south of Wallacetown, Ontario. Here, in the cradle of the Talbot Settlement, RV enthusiasts can indulge in an educational and peaceful getaway, unlike any other. Rich in historical narrative, your stay brings the opportunity to meander through the Spicer Trail or the Storey Wetlands Trail nature's masterpieces that promise sightings of local wildlife and echoes of summers past. Wander within heritage gardens, stand in awe before a historic barn and explore outbuildings that have weathered the trials of time. The highlight is the 1850s Georgian-style house museum, a testament to the Backus family's legacy and the robust rural culture of Dutton Dunwich and West Elgin communities. Anticipate the thrill of changing exhibits fresh with stories of a bygone era, and keep an eye on the horizon for the soon-to-be-unveiled Agricultural History Centre, which will add another layer to your cultural exploration. Engage with history intimately through period room settings that resonate with the whispers of settlers' aspirations. RV camping near heritage sites offers a compelling blend of educational experiences with the pleasure of outdoor recreation. Prepare for the vibrant calendar of special events that brim with local heritage and celebrate the region's rich past. Before setting off on this journey through time, explore our website for essential information such as hours of operation, admission rates, and ways to be involved in preserving this cultural gem. When planning your next RV camping adventure, consider this unique destination where the echoes of history intertwine with the comforts of modern exploration. Your retreat into the annals of Ontario's settlement history awaits.
Opening hours
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suitability
Pets Allowed
Pets must be on a leash at all times. All poop must be picked up and disposed of.
Generators Allowed
Please try not to use your generator during daylight hours if possible so others can enjoy the quiet of our rural area.
Slideouts Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Amenities
Gift Shop
Picnic/Patio Area
Festivals
Hiking
Garden
Birding & Wildlife Viewing
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Items to Purchase
Museum Admission: $10/person please pre-book and pre-pay. Gift shop is inside the museum. Some events have gate admission, fees, or ticket pricing. Please note pets must be on leash. Spicer Trail and Storey Wetlands Trail free.
House Rules
We hope you will tour the Backus-Page House Museum and Agricultural Centre when you stay with us. There is also a gift shop inside and opportunities to become a Tyrconnell Heritage Society member and donor. We sell Provincial Park books and the sticker and badge for John E. Pearce Provincial Park.
Parking & Arrival
Pull into the first parking lot which is the entrance to the Storey Wetlands Trail. Park on the grassy section. Take the walkway from the museum's parking lot to the single-story wood building behind the brick house to check in with museum staff if you arrive during hours of operation.
Max Rig Size:
Up to 45 ft
Parking Spaces:
2
Parking Surface:
Grass
Parking Method:
Back-In
Check-In:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
Check-Out:
Before 11:00 AM ET
Check-In Method:
Head to Spot
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